Ever get the feeling you are being watched?! I was midway up the Mount Si Haystack when I looked up to see this mountain goat intently watching me. It was framed between the rocks on the ridgeline with the late afternoon sun shining down. It made for a very picturesque scene and we kind of had a moment I'd say (lol).
This past weekend I did not have any trip plans, so I decided to stay home and play around in my "backyard" mountains. I hit Putrid Pete's Peak (P3) and Mount Si, about an hour drive east of Seattle out the Interstate 90 corridor. Both great conditioning hikes (short and steep) with a little rock scrambling at the top if you want to reach the official summits. I have to say, I was pinching myself that even my "backyard" views aren't too shabby. I mean when you see a mountain goat too...
Putrid Pete's Peak (P3)